This week at New Wineskins we'll talk about the issue of God and gender, discuss how patriarchy affects our perceptions of God, and consider the history and importance of the Divine Feminine.
Referring to God in masculine terms has drawn plenty of examination in recent years. And it's certainly clear that the creator of humanity transcends gender. But much debate exists as to whether it's appropriate to refer to God--or at least the first person of the Trinity--as "Father." We have to ask ourselves whether such identity … Continue reading June 18 Gathering: God as Father? (a Fathers Day conversation)
Do our perceptions of gender trap us in rigid boxes, or do they empower us to be more fully human? This week (July 20), we'll discuss biblical concepts of gender, misconceptions, and more empowering ways of viewing our unique contributions to the human project. We'll look at some of the passages that have been traditionally … Continue reading July 20 Gathering: Gender Roles–Enslaved or Empowered?